farmer's lung


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farmer's lung

n.
An occupational disease affecting the lungs, marked by chronic shortness of breath caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in moldy hay dust that has been inhaled.

farmer's lung

n
(Pathology) inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs caused by an allergic response to fungal spores in hay
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Noun1.farmer's lung - alveolitis caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in the dust that is inhaled from moldy hay
alveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
Translations

farm·er's lung

n. pulmón de granjero, hipersensibilidad de los alvéolos pulmonares causada por exposición a heno fermentado.
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Farmer's lung complicated by bilateral pneumothorax and mediastinal emphysema [in Japanese].
Researcher Medardo Avila Vazquez, head of the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Medicos de Pueblos Fumigados, said one of the risks of this endeavor is a health condition known as farmer's lung, a potentially chronic inflammation that humans can develop after inhaling dust particles derived from agricultural products.
An example is farmer's lung, which results from the inhalation of the microorganism Micropolyspora faeni found in moldy hay.
On his return he became a senior consultant pathologist for the South Wales area, where he worked principally on the pathology of lung diseases in the farming, mining andindustrialcommunities, including farmer's lung, miner's lung, tuberculosis, asbestosis and pneumoconiosis.
She was diagnosed with the rare disease aspergillosis - known as farmer's lung.
Some examples would be: Some skin diseases such as occupational dermatitis, skin cancer or chrome ulcer; Lung diseases such as occupational asthma, farmer's lung and asbestosis; Infections such as hepatitis, anthrax and tetanus.
We have farmer's lung, tennis elbow, jogger's nipple, athlete's foot, bird fancier's lung, waiter's palsy, writer's cramp, dowager's hump, yuppie flu and many others.